Randall and Aubin Manchester
LOBSTERS AND OYSTER AND STEAKS…OH MY!!!
From a Victorian butcher’s shop on Brewer Street, Soho to Glitterballs and the best Devilled Eggs and decadent cocktails. Randall & Aubin have managed to bring together what seems to allude so many for so long; fantastic food, stunning décor and staff who make you feel like you are part of the family.
Randall & Aubin took its name from the butcher shop located on Brewer Street in Soho when it opened back in 1996. With high topped marble tables, funky music and one of the biggest glitter balls in the free world (well in a restaurant), the whole place exudes the perfect balance between classic French Brassiere, classic bar and relaxed informality. Being situated in Soho it was inevitable that some of the flamboyance rubbed off. The mussels on the plate were every bit as tasty as the muscles on the street. Regular drag nights ensued with the brasserie being taken over by unsinkable Evita Clitorita.
Skip and I do mean skip, forward to 2016 and those clever boys at Randall and Aubin follow the yellow brick road and head north to Manchester and to Bridge Street in the Spinningfields area where they open their second brassiere. Serving some of the freshest sea food, best selection of oysters and the finest Bavette this side of Montmartre, this one place that is not to be missed. Owners Ed Baines, Chef and the man who could pull five random ingredients out of a shopping bag and turn them in to a gourmet meal on ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ (we won’t hold it against him) along with business partner and all round clever clogs Jamie Poulton, have worked their magic with their place in Manchester and with all magic comes a little bit of sparkle.
Ok Dorothy we may not be in Kansas but we are in Randall & Aubin for an evening with more sparkle than a pair of Ruby Slippers.
From Brewer Street, Soho to Bridge Street, Manchester. Friday 26 October sees the real Mayor of Manchester (Jonathan Mayor) host an evening of flamboyance and fun at Randall & Aubin. The evening under the stewardship of comedian Jonathan Mayor, the thinking man’s Alan Carr, is bound to a Fruits De Mer of fun, fizz and flamboyance.
The fun starts at 7:00pm but get there early for a cheeky cocktail and a nibble at the bar before settling down to some excellent food and great company.
By Stephen Collins for Canal St Online
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